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Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 4:48 PM

The Rogue Valley's balmy mid-February days have set local peach and pear orchards on course for the earliest bloom on record.Persistent spring-like temperatures in the middle of winter have triggered budding, leafing and blossoms on plants and trees, which is sure to keep commercial pear and peach growers fending off frost for the next two months.Oregon State University horticulturist Rick Hilton, who works at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center on Hanley...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Deadlines nearing for farmers

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 6:24 PM

The promised integration of Harry & David into 1-800-Flowers.com following the holiday selling season came quickly and forcefully Tuesday as CEO Craig Johnson and at least three other top executives were axed."We did make some changes...

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 5:11 PM

The door has opened to a whole new world of investment and capital infusion opportunities for the state's smallest businesses.Nine companies, including four from Southern Oregon, pitched investment opportunities Tuesday evening at the...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Medford's last milk processing plant will shutter Feb. 28, putting 29 employees out of work.Seattle-based Darigold is the nation's fourth-largest dairy cooperative based on milk volume and one of the largest privately held companies...

Updated Dec 31, 2014 at 12:28 AM

The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture farm price report shows pears are holding their own in the marketplace.Increased demand for pears from California canneries gave Oregon and Washington crop prices a boost.That's the good...

Updated Dec 9, 2014 at 12:24 AM

The agriculture arm of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has transformed the Rogue River Ranch in a matter of 18 months.K-BAR Ranches Corp., established in 1976 and acquired by the Cow Creek Band in 2001, purchased...

Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 3:36 PM

If rampant isn't the best word to describe the growth of Southern Oregon's wine industry, it's close.The 2013 Oregon vineyard and winery census released in October, suggests such an assertion, merely relying on numbers. The annual survey...

Updated Nov 18, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Jackson County voters passed a ban on GMO crops last May. Now the courts will test the ordinance's validity. Two county farms that grow Roundup Ready alfalfa filed suit Tuesday asking a state court to overturn the voter-approved...

Updated Nov 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Two Jackson County farms that grow Roundup Ready alfalfa have filed a lawsuit asking a state court to end the county's voter-approved ban on genetically modified crops or force the county to pay them $4.2 million, which they claim is the value of...

Updated Nov 14, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The narrow majority no voters held 11 days ago in Oregon's GMO labeling measure is melting away.While elections officials evaluate the validating of a few thousand uncounted ballots, the pro Measure 92 forces are picking up steam, both in...

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